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Una petaca por acá es una maleta. Para la botellita oculta de whisky usaríamos "anforita".
So la anforita is a smaller version of la ánfora, right? Meaning a hip flask that holds 8oz. would be...which?

Also, what about the yucky-sounding word nalguera for a synonym?

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Old December 22, 2014, 10:22 PM
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"Ánfora" has a broad meaning, but the word "anforita" is used especifically for a hipflask, because it's small enough to fit in the back pocket of pants or in the inner pocket of a jacket.

I don't know where "nalguera" is used, but I guess it's the back pocket what would give it that name. For what I see in the DRAE, that might be the same origin for "petaca", since that's a slang word for the buttocks too, but I definitely have never heard that word used for a hipflask in Mexico.
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Old December 23, 2014, 05:33 PM
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I saw the word here

http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-474475039-cantimplora-nalguera-de-8oz-acero-inox-_JM

so maybe it's a regional usage; I certainly don't plan to adopt it myself, much preferring to say la anforita as you mentioned.
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Interesante...

Y, ¿saben quién es el patrón de los boticarios o farmacéuticos?

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Old December 23, 2014, 08:07 PM
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@Glen: I see. I really have never heard the word... but I have never known anybody who would actually use one either.
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Tengo un frasco. Uso mi frasco para beber el agua.
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Although it's possible to drink from a "frasco", I think you are rather thinking of a "botella".
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Aquí nos encontramos todos de acuerdo:
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petaca.
(Del náhuatl petlacalli, caja hecha de petate).

1. f. Arca de cuero, o de madera o mimbres con cubierta de piel, a propósito para formar el tercio de la carga de una caballería. Se ha usado mucho en América.
2. f. Estuche de cuero, metal u otra materia adecuada, que sirve para llevar cigarros o tabaco picado.
3. f. Botella de bolsillo, ancha y plana, que sirve para llevar bebidas alcohólicas.
4. f. Méx. maleta (‖ especie de caja o cofre).
5. f. pl. Méx. Caderas, nalgas.
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